Greetings & Salutations! Here’s what’s new this week in the Standard Community… Despite Old Man Winter’s blustery arrival on November 22, the Standard Curling Club hosted a successful 3-day mixed bonspiel. The “Darren Firkus Rink” (team), defeated the ‘Kyle Gordon Rink” to win the “A” event. The “Lance Larsen Rink” bested the “Kyle Crump Rink” to win the “B” event, and the “Don Cuthill Rink” vanquished the “Paige Severtson Rink” to win the “C” event. Congratulations to all! The Curling Club wished to thank all those who participated and made this event possible. Special thanks go to, Baker Hughes, Getz-Collins & Associates, Vann Laar Farms Ltd, and Don Cuthill for their sponsorship. Also, a “Thank You” shout out to Gleichen Standard Transport, who provided the pizza supper on Saturday. Regular curling began on November 27. For more information please contact, Don Cuthill at 403 644 3757, or Darren Firkus at 403 934 7787.
Did you know… In Norse mythologies, Ullr was the god of winter. Son of a frost giant, he would rule Asgard in Odin’s absence in the winter. It was believed he created the northern lights to help compensate for the shortened daylight during the season. As time progressed, stories of ancient gods of winter began to transform into new personifications of the season. The old gods riding across lands on icy winds transformed to the more modern adaptations, such as Old Man Winter, or Russia’s Father Frost. These personifications have become colloquialisms for the winter season, evolving from old world religious roots to figures in literature and pop culture.
The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will soon set out once again to entertain hundreds of thousands of people, celebrating 20 years of collecting food and raising funds for food banks across North America.
The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$14.5 million and gathered 4.3 million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the United States. Every pound and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community. The CP Holiday Train will be arriving in Gleichen on Friday, December 7, at 9:55 p.m., with performers, Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott.
Socks are important. Socks absorb and wick away moisture, provide cushioning, and reduce wear and tear on your feet. Your heels take most of the impact and as we age the fatty pad on our heels gets thinner. The cushioning from socks becomes more important because it helps to absorb more of the impact from walking and standing.
For daily use it is recommended to wear socks made of natural fibers like cotton or wool. For athletic purposes, synthetic materials are recommended to wick away sweat and moisture. A foot care clinic is offered every six weeks at the Senior’s Centre. The next date available is Thursday, December 13. Please contact Donna at 403 644 3849 for more information.
A Reminder … The Standard Seniors Centre is available to rent for your function or family gathering. It comes with a commercial dishwasher and lots of space to eat and visit! Best of all, the Christmas tree is already up and decorated! Call Art Tellier to check on availability at 403 644 3742 or 403 901 9229.
Save the date… The Village of Standard and Council will be hosting the Village Christmas Celebration December 15th. Be prepared to enjoy an evening around a bonfire with treats and prizes, along with the annual Christmas display competition. Stay tuned for more details!
A Reminder… The Family Christmas Dance will be held on Friday, December 21, from 7:00 – 12:00 am, at the Standard Community Hall. All proceeds will go to support the Standard Playschool.
Quote of the week… “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” - Aristotle
This is Adreena reporting for the Village of Standard. December submission Deadlines: December 7, 14, and 26 for the following week, with no issue the week of the 24. Please submit news items to the standard[email protected] , phone 403-644-3995 or stop in at the library.
Have a great friends! week